Women in Photography 2017: Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase Slideshow Projection
Infertility II | Olga Boltneva 

In our society, there are topics that are considered indecent, inconvenient, and embarrassing. Taboo topics. One of these topics is infertility. In medicine, infertility refers to the inability of a couple to conceive a child in childbearing age. It so happened that this topic became the cornerstone of our family. For 8 years of marriage, we did not become parents, and the doctors diagnosed me with “Infertility of the 2nd degree”.

The project “Infertility 2” is a story about Love. The diagnosis that doctors gave me was the starting point in the search for the meaning of marriage. Awareness of the true meaning of love. After all, the family is not a reproductive function. This is primarily the Two.

About Olga Boltneva
Olga Boltneva (b. 1982) is a photographer working on the stack of documentary and art photography. She lives and works in Moscow.

Her life and art are inseparably connected. She works with photography to explore themes of intimate space such as family and mutual relations, identity and reality at different stages of life. She’s trying to understand these issues from her own experience. She follows her inner impulses, to identify and disclose her personal painful points, but speaks about things which are universal and common to all humankind.

Olga has participated in different international and Russian photo festivals and exhibitions. Among them are PHOTOBOOKFEST (Russia, 2017), FELIFA (Argentina, 2016), Scan Tarragona an International Photo Festival (Spain, 2016), Athens Photo Festival (Greece, 2016), Exhibition “Special edition. Photobook in Russia” (Russia, 2016).

Her works entered the short-lists for Dummy Awards Moscow Photobookfest (2017), Young Photographers of Russia (2017, 2014), SCAN PhotoBooks (2016), Athens Photo Festival (2016) and others.

Women in Film & Photography Showcase Programme
:: Women in Photography Exhibition: 13 Oct to 19 Nov
:: Guided photographer & curator tour: 13 Oct, Fri, 230pm to 330pm

:: Panel Discussion – Woman Photographer: 13 Oct, Fri, 730pm to 9pm
:: Artist talks: 14 Oct, Sat, 2pm to 430pm
:: Slideshow Projection featuring Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase: 15 Nov, Wed, 730pm to 830pm
:: Women in Film 2017 (19 to 28 Oct)